In the ever-evolving landscape of UK manufacturing, businesses are continually searching for innovative and sustainable solutions to meet their energy needs. Solar power has emerged as a game-changer, offering manufacturing companies a practical, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective way to power their operations. In this blog, we will explore the compelling reasons why UK manufacturing businesses should consider embracing solar power as a primary source of energy.
Renewable and Sustainable
Solar power is harnessed from the abundant and freely available energy of the sun. It is a renewable source of energy, which means it won’t run out as long as the sun continues to shine. This sustainability is a crucial factor for manufacturing businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and meet their environmental commitments. By generating power from sunlight, companies can significantly lower their reliance on fossil fuels and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Cost Savings and Economic Viability
Energy costs are a significant concern for manufacturing businesses. Solar power offers a compelling solution to this challenge. Once a solar power system is installed, the sun’s energy is free, and the costs associated with electricity generation are greatly reduced. This will result in substantial long-term cost savings, making it a financially sound investment. Using our PPA will also allow you to free up your cash flow with no CAPEX costs.
By adopting solar power, manufacturing businesses can gain a level of energy independence. You are less vulnerable to power outages and fluctuations in energy prices, as you have your own source of electricity. This independence not only ensures uninterrupted manufacturing processes but also provides a competitive advantage in terms of operational reliability.
Low Maintenance and Durability
At YLEM Energy we provide a comprehensive operations and maintenance package for solar panels that we have fitted. This will mean that for the duration of the PPA you will pay no OPEX costs. This will give you that added piece of mind that even if anything did happen to the panels, we would be there to get them operational immediately.
Solar panels are known for their longevity and low maintenance requirements. Once installed, they will last for decades with minimal upkeep. This makes them a dependable energy source for manufacturing businesses.
Environmental Responsibility and Public Image
The public and consumers are increasingly conscious of environmental issues. Manufacturing companies that adopt solar power can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. This not only aligns with corporate social responsibility goals but can also enhance their public image and attract customers who prioritize eco-friendly products and services.
When any large business begins measuring its environmental impact, Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions should be at the forefront of these conversations. 40% of global GHG arises from energy generation, with businesses contributing half. The carbon from purchased electricity is deemed indirect. Companies can cut scope 2 emissions by harnessing solar power.
Government Support and Incentives
Currently there is no government support or incentives for the manufacturing sector to adopt green power generation. At YLEM Energy we fund all onsite generation projects and don’t rely on an external funding provider. We fund, build, own, operate, maintain and manage bespoke solutions on your behalf, guaranteeing power to be secured at a lower rate than National Grid supplied power. This is the perfect solution for any business that is currently waiting for any support or incentives from the Government.
Why should you consider solar PV?
Solar power represents a versatile and eco-friendly solution that addresses multiple challenges facing UK manufacturing businesses today. From cost savings and energy independence to sustainability and public image, the advantages are clear. Embracing solar power not only secures energy needs but also contributes to a more sustainable and resilient future.
UK manufacturing businesses should consider solar power generation as a means to achieve their operational, environmental, and financial goals. The transition to solar power is an investment in a cleaner, more cost-effective, and energy-secure future. The time has come for manufacturing companies to turn to the sun and reap the benefits of this renewable energy source.